Embrace the Adventure During the runDisney 2024 runDisney Springtime Surprise Weekend!

By: Greg Gately

Embrace the Adventure During the runDisney 2024 runDisney Springtime Surprise Weekend!
Embrace the Adventure During the runDisney 2024 runDisney Springtime Surprise Weekend!

Adventure is out there… and your race weekend is now here! It’s going to be an exciting weekend of daring pirate escapades, uplifting expeditions through the wilderness and wild savannah treks during the 2024 runDisney Springtime Surprise Weekend. Gear up to chart your race weekend course with everything you need to know to be prepared to embrace the adventure and how to add a little extra magic to your Walt Disney World “run”cation.

Race Weekend Tips 

Start your race weekend on the right paw foot by visiting the runDisney Health & Fitness Expo at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. Taking place over three days beginning Thursday, the Expo is your headquarters for everything you need for the race weekend. Plan to stop by during the following hours of operations:

  • Thursday, April 18: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Friday, April 19: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 20: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Prior to heading to the Expo, all participants of #SpringtimeSurprise weekend events will need to have completed their waiver and have either a screenshot or a print of their Expo Check-in Pass to be able to pick-up their race bib.

For your source of all race weekend operational details, be sure to also become familiar with our official Digital Expo & Event Guide for the 2024 runDisney Springtime Surprise Weekend. Filled with information on everything from the runDisney Health & Fitness Expo to race day, you’ll want to be sure to save this guide to reference leading up to the event.

Embrace the Adventure During the runDisney 2024 runDisney Springtime Surprise Weekend!
Embrace the Adventure During the runDisney 2024 runDisney Springtime Surprise Weekend!

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Celebrate your weekend accomplishments by bringing home official commemorative merchandise! Visit AdventHealth Arena at ESPN Wide World of Sports during the Expo for race weekend performance apparel, drinkware and more! Visit here for a small preview of what’s going to be offered! Access the first day of the runDisney Merchandise Shop from the comfort of your Walt Disney World Resort Hotel or home by joining our virtual queue. Keep in mind, the virtual queue will be the only way to access the shop on the first day of the Expo. For more information on the virtual queue process, please visit here.

Adventurous race weekends were made for big appetites! Get fueled up with some of the specialty food & beverage offerings available at the runDisney Health & Fitness Expo. Available in various locations throughout the Expo, you’ll find a variety of delectable food & beverage, with many taking inspiration from the Disney stories we are celebrating throughout the weekend. Here’s a few of the menu highlights:

Food Offerings

  • Hawaiian Style Manapua | Hawaiian style bao bun with your choice of Huli Huli Chicken, Char Sui Chicken or King Oyster Mushrooms.
  • African Style Jollof Rice | Jollof rice with your choice of African Seafood Curry, Chicken Tikka Masala, or Chana Dal. 
  • Popcorn Trail Mix | Build your own popcorn mixed with your favorite sweet & savory snacks.

Beverage Offerings

  • Paradise Strawberry Blonde Ale | 81 Bay Brewing, Tampa, FL
  • Twisted Springtea | Refreshing flavors of Green Tea with notes of papaya & passion fruit, a bold kick of blackberry & vodka, topped with an edible flower.
Embrace the Adventure During the runDisney 2024 runDisney Springtime Surprise Weekend!
Embrace the Adventure During the runDisney 2024 runDisney Springtime Surprise Weekend!

Picture perfect runDisney memories! Capturing those magical on-course moments are extremely important for many of our runners. Be prepared for getting great race day photos with these tips from our friends at Disney PhotoPass. Add an extra touch of magic to your photos in social with these specially designed Giphy stickers and with our themed Instagram filter, perfect for sharing “I Did It!”

Embrace the Adventure During the runDisney 2024 runDisney Springtime Surprise Weekend!

It’s almost time for a SPLASHING post-race event! Dive into an evening of race weekend celebration and thrills during the all-new runDisney event, the runDisney Springtime Surprise Splash at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park. After a weekend full of adventurous miles, enjoy favorite water attractions (at night!) with shorter wait times, delicious sips and eats and more – a splashing way to end your race weekend! Visit here for a few of our favorite ways to have a wave of fun during this post-race, after-hours event and be sure to get your tickets today.

Now you’re ready to embrace the adventure during the 2024 runDisney Springtime Surprise Weekend! What events will you be running this weekend? Share with us on social using #SpringtimeSurprise on Facebook, Instagram and Threads. 

*Guests must be located within a 45-mile radius of the Walt Disney World® Resort and have Location Services turned on within the My Disney Experience app in order to join the virtual queue. Joining the virtual queue does not grant any or immediate access to the runDisney Merchandise Shop. Virtual queues are limited in capacity and subject to availability. Club runDisney Gold and Platinum Members do not need to join the Virtual Queue to access their early shopping window at the runDisney Health & Fitness Expo.

Categories: Walt Disney World Resort, <em>run</em>Disney Springtime Surprise Weekend

Embrace the Adventure During the runDisney 2024 runDisney Springtime Surprise Weekend!

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